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Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!

Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Signs That Your Bathroom Has a Hidden Plumbing Leak

by Samantha Russell

Since it's often the wettest room in your house, signs of plumbing leaks may not be so obvious in your bathroom, and therefore they can easily be overlooked or go unheeded. If left unattended or untreated, a plumbing or water leak in your bathroom will cost you in terms of water bills and repairs in case of serious damages to the walls and the flooring. Therefore, if you observe any of the following signs, you might want to contact your plumber like A and C Plumbing as soon as possible.

Damaged Flooring

If you notice that your bathroom tiles are loose, the floor is spongy or bouncy, or the floor is stained, there are high chances that a hidden leak is the cause. This is because water leakage perhaps just underneath your bathroom floor or from a leaking pipe somewhere else can result in internal disintegration of your floor.

Damaged Wallpaper/Paint

Normally, occasional hot showers should not result in stained, cracking, bubbling, or blistering paint or wallpaper. Small chronic water leaks inside your bathroom walls can permeate the wallboard, causing your wallpaper to lose its adhesive or the paint to blister.

Damaged Walls

Plumbing leaks in your bathroom can lead to warped or stained drywall. This is because drywall will become soft and start bubbling when exposed to moisture, which can cause it to warp and break into pieces. Therefore, if you notice irregularities in the texture or flatness of your bathroom wall, you could be having a hidden water leak, so call your plumber.

Mould or Mildew

Regardless of how frequently or effectively you clean your bathroom, hidden water leaks can easily result in mildew or mould. Mould will thrive in moist and dark places, such as pipes that are typically hidden under the flooring or behind walls, providing an excellent starting point for mould and mildew when the pipe develops a leak. It's not uncommon to find some little mildew in areas where water accumulates, such as in the shower corners. However, finding mould or mildew in the corners of your bathroom or non-tiled walls is a sign of water seepage from a pipe beneath your bathroom floor or inside the wall.

Stained/Sagging Ceiling Downstairs

If your bathroom is on an upper floor, you may want to check the condition of the ceiling directly beneath it. Leaking water can find its way to the ceiling below, saturating it and casing stains. However, since water can travel further, you may want to check the ceiling further away as well.